Our History

Shanahan Transportation Systems, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Robert E. Shanahan (1932-2016).  Mr. Shanahan worked in the transportation and logistics industry since he graduated high school in 1950, working for the Katy Railroad.  Bob then served our country in the U.S. Army logistics core during the Korean War.  Following his return home, he started working for Western Freight Consolidators, and then Cooper-Jarrett Freightways as a sales representative and Terminal Manager, then with Quinn Freight Lines as a sales manager.  Bob joined a local brokerage firm in 1980, and in 1989 he founded Shanahan Transportation Systems, Inc. with his son Tom.

Since then, we have held firm to our commitment to our customers and carrier partners to build long term relationships – some are still in place today.  We never forget that our company is built on service to our customers.  Today we boast one the most experienced sales and operational personnel in the industry.  Our people are what set us apart, former traffic managers, directors, and operations staff with more than 100 years combined experience in the logistics industry.

With customers based here in Pittsburgh, or around the globe, in industries ranging from printing and manufacturing, to chemicals and alloys, Shanahan Transportation Systems has the experience and solutions to meet most any need.

Our Staff

Tom Shanahan, President & CEO
Bill Reid, Executive Vice-President

Al Shonesky, Director of Business Development
Melissa Frye, Director of Sales
Dave Bickel, Regional Accounts Manager

Administrative Staff
Tracey Williams
Tracy Stiefvater

LTL/Expedite Operations Staff

Phil Rudolph, Manager
Dave Altares
Anthony Samarco
Eric Stewart

Truckload Operations

Scott Wolf, Manager
Luke Raker
Wayne Mikus
Brian Johnston

Jeff Slivka
Joe Cenname
Russ Elzer
Jeff Wodnicki
Dustin Miller

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